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Inca Dove

Columbina inca

Inca Dove
copyright Richard Ditch
Length: 8 in. (21 cm)
This small ground dove is common in suburbs and vegetated city centers of the southwest. It also occurs in open woodlands and shrubby riparian areas where it roosts in trees. The nest is an unlined stick nest built in low to mid-level shrubbery. Seeds are the main food, and it comes readily to back yard feeders. Evidently the Inca Dove has moved north into much of the southwestern United States only in the last 100 years. The four-digit banding code is INDO.

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

Urban city
Urban city

Agricultural
Agricultural

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